New pool build in Round Rock Texas

A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
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Austin, Texas
Now just waiting on inspections tomorrow with Gunite on Tuesday. My two flat main drains were installed yesterday along with the auto-fill, light and skimmers. Pressure tested and maintaining 32psi for 2 days now.

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A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
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Austin, Texas
Yep. I wanted to keep the equipment away the house so I had a nice Tuff Shed built. It will house the controls while the mechanics stay outside. Ne size to store pool chemicals and equipment. I put a motion light over the equipment and the shed is wired for outlets with lights as well. Outlet outside for "Flipper" so he doesn't feel left out. :)
 

kimkats

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ahhhhhhh but one thing I am not sure we have talked about..............the storage of muriatic acid. It cannot be stored with chlorine/bleach as they do not play well together. It also should be stored any where near metal as it's fumes can cause rust. Most TFP people will find a small, all plastic cabinet that can be locked if kids are around to keep it in. It is okay to leave it outside as it is not as "fussy" as chlorine about how it is stored.

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A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
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Austin, Texas
Thanks Kim. I have been reading up on that lately and thinking of solutions. I can make a paver pad behind the shed to accommodate a plastic cabinet as you suggested. We have rain forecast later this week, so I hope they can spray gunite tomorrow. That would help with the watering of the shell. Plus with temperatures only reaching the high 70's will help to. Maybe I won't have to water as much.
 

kimkats

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A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
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Austin, Texas
Thanks Kim. It feels good getting that message from you :) Watered the shell this morning. We are expecting rain this afternoon and cooler temperatures so Mother Nature will be helping with the curing process. Time to refresh my knowledge of Pool School.
 

A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
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Austin, Texas
Pictures of tile. It's NPT - Meridian Electric 1" x 2". It's not smooth but has a wavey feel to it. Should cast different reflections along with the varied blue patterns of the tile. This will be the waterline tile as well as the entire surface of the water feature down to the ledge 18" below the water line. The paw prints I had made for me and are cobalt blue. They will be placed on the first two steps and on the corner walk out steps in the deep end. The surface I pick out is NPT QuartzScapes Super Blue with two extra bags of blue quartz added. I wanted a lighter blue water color so I'm hoping it will stay cooler in this Texas heat and I can see the bottom easier.
 

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A1Texan

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Jul 11, 2018
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Austin, Texas
Coping and tile almost done. They didn't order enough but will be in next week. The equipment was installed but they put in the wrong valves so those will be changed out as well with Jandy. Here is a picture of the tile and coping. I did want the grout between the coping to be lighter and PB is seeing what can be done with that. Meeting set for Tuesday to discuss decking and how much I want and where I want it.
 

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geneargyle

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Oct 9, 2018
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Argyle Texas
Very nice! I was worried about my PB and the valves he may use after seeing many threads on here. They plumbed my equipment Thursday and they used Jandy valves so I guess they are good then?